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The Bakken Museum

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Address: 3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
Phone Number: 612-926-3878
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning center that explores the history, impact and applications of...

Learning center that explores the history, impact and applications of electricity and magnetism in the life sciences.

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Very Interesting and different museum

This is a great place for kids and adults. Science at its best - informative and playful. They did a little play about Edison and Tesla that was entertaining for the adults... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Alexandria, MN
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Alexandria, MN
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place for kids and adults. Science at its best - informative and playful. They did a little play about Edison and Tesla that was entertaining for the adults, allowed the kids to participate and taught everyone something! Highly recommend this one.

Thank UncleJoni
Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get away from the Tv and see what you could have invented. Maybe inspire your old invention to save lives and advance science. There is a story here for everyone to enjoy.

1 Thank Craig O
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful little museum! It is offbeat, entertaining, and fun for a wide spectrum of visitors. The exhibits, focused on science and electricity, are interactive, well presented, and well maintained. The building itself is gorgeous house with a great story! (You may have to ask someone; I don't know if there is much posted.) The gardens a beautiful and... More 

Thank yvoatelep
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited with our 4 and 6 year old and had a GREAT time. They were able to experience technology and human anatomy, botany, and even some medical quackery. A great place to bring the kids.

Thank Jonathan H
St.Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Our 7 year old grand-daughter and I went here on a summer morning and loved it. I recommend getting here at 10, as it can get very busy. Many interactive, "hands on" displays, plus a beautiful garden (don't miss the garden - please see more below) The 1st floor features various displays to illustrate the power & potential of electricity,... More 

Thank Seniordad
West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

When can I go back? My love of science and architecture is combined in this quaint museum/estate. The gardens are beautiful and the staff is so knowledgable and fun. I can't say enough good things. Great entertainment for children and adults alike.

Thank smwalter
Minneapolis, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Really fun for any age if you have a curious mind & like to have fun! It's also a beautiful building to explore! And there is a new Frankenstein experience that is quite an experience that I won't spoil, just try to do it in a small group and close the door (even tho it says not to). The entire... More 

2 Thank Sadee S
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Cool place to learn bout the history of electricity and the theory behind it. great for kids and adults! also right next to lake calhoun for sunny days!

Thank David J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The Bakken Museum has to be one of my favorite rainy day outings. I remembered coming here as a kid and was in awe of how cool everything is. As an adult, it does not disappoint!

Thank Allyson S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Wonderful displays here, most are hands-on. Ever play a theremin? You can do it here, bringing to mind (for those of a certain age) the musical scoring of so many horror and sci fi films of the '50s. Absorbing for kids and adults both. This is all contained in an imposing mansion on Lake Calhoun set on the beautifully landscaped... More 

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